Richmond's Steveston-London Sharks dropped one spot but managed to hold on to their Top 15 status in the latest B.C. senior boys AAA volleyball rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Top 10 Tuesday 10.16.18 edition: All three tiers of B.C. boys volleyball Top 10s include a new AA No. 1

LANGLEY — Kelowna’s Best of the West Invitational did it best to effect change at both the AAA and AA tiers this past weekend.At AAA, Cranbrook’s Mt. Baker got its first extended crack at B.C’s best and the Wild parlayed their fine play into a rise from honourable mention status to No. 6.As well the […]

The Burnaby Central Wildcats, pictured here at the recent Mizuno UBC Invitational, continue to hold a spot in the B.C. AAA Top 15. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Doing a double take? Yes, that is Oak Bay's resident basketball star Diego Maffia, this year the starting setter for the Barbers' Top 10 AAA volleyball team, and the leading scorer on the Bays varsity soccer team. Remind you of another Victoria wunderkind of the past? (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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A Sunday read: Oak Bay’s star multi-sport student-athlete Diego Maffia shares a high school resume strikingly similar to you know who!

VICTORIA — He’s the reigning Vancouver Island AAA MVP in one sport. In another, at it’s 2017 B.C. AAA championship tournament, he was the event’s second-leading scorer. And finally, in the sport of basketball, the one he calls his speciality, he is easily among a handful of the best long-range shooters our province has seen in the […]

The Abbotsford Christian Falcons cut a swath to the championship final of the UBC Mizuno Invitational, and despite a loss to AAA No. 1 Earl Marriott, the Falcons did some climbing of their own and not sit atop the B.C. AA Top 10. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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B.C. Boys Volleyball rankings: Van Tech scales new heights following UBC Mizuno Invite, but Marriott, Abby Christian sit atop their tiers

LANGLEY — UBC’s Mizuno senior boys invitational, a two-day spectacle featuring the majority of the province’s top talent, had it usual effect on the B.C. rankings.

The Langley Christian Lightning, shown celebrating last year's provincial title at the LEC, retained their No. 1 AA ranking this week. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures)
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Top 10 boys volleyball churns with changes, yet AAA Earl Marriott and AA Langley Christian retain No. 1 rankings

LANGLEY — There was plenty of jockeying taking place beneath both the Earl Marriott Mariners of Surrey and Langley Christian’s defending champion Lightning, at the respective AAA and AA tiers.

If the Delta Pacers of Ladner live up to their AAA preseason No. 3 ranking, they'll be playing in the provincial semifinals later this year at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Earl Marriott, Langley Christian, Vernon Christian top B.C. senior boys preseason volleyball rankings

LANGLEY — The 2018 B.C. boys high school volleyball season is now upon us. Here’s the pre-season rankings for both AAA and AA.

Seaquam Seahawks' Brynn Pasin (left) joins the U Sports' reigning bronze medalists UBC Thunderbirds this coming season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List 2018: Where 151 girls and boys volleyball prospects are headed this coming season

LANGLEY — It’s volleyball’s day to celebrate here at Varsity Letters. As we reach the midway mark of our 2018 B.C. Recruits List Week, it’s time to catch up on who is headed where this fall.

Not known as a traditional boys volleyball power, the Argyle Pipers made a big splash this season behind the play of Varsity Letters' Super 15 select Markus Bratsberg (left). (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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The Varsity Letters’ Super 15! It’s our annual list of B.C.’s top senior boys volleyball players!

LANGLEY — The coaches of B.C.’s four U Sports men’s volleyball programs have answered our call and cast their votes to determine B.C.’s top Grade 12 senior varsity boys volleyball player.

Langley Christian's Brodie Hofer finished one vote shy of a perfect 10 in Varsity Letters' 2017 B.C. boys high school Player of the Year poll. (Paul Yates, Vancouver Sports Pictures)
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Brodie Hofer: From volleyball toddler to Mr. MVP, Trinity Western’s star recruit tabbed Varsity Letters’ Player of the Year

LANGLEY — If Ben Josephson didn’t have a history with his star recruit, then the head coach of the powerhouse men’s volleyball team at Trinity Western University might have been surprised with what he saw at the recently-completed Big Kahuan B.C.senior boys AA volleyball championships.

Semiahmoo Totems (left to right) Michael Dowhaniuk, Kyle Ealey, Blake Bradburn, Adam Paige, Tyler Eley and Jag Gill celebrate a point en route to repeating as B.C. AAA senior boys volleyball champs. (Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures)
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Standing Totem tall: Semiahmoo celebrates its bumps in the road, reaps reward of repeat B.C. AAA title

LANGLEY — Michael Sapic is thrilled that his Semiahmoo Totems players are enjoying the sweet taste that comes with repeating as B.C. senior boys AAA volleyball champions.